Wild Rice With Spicy Pecans

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr


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  1. Combine the water, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in a pot with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 40 to 45 minutes.
  3. When cooked stir in the butter, cover again and keep warm.
  4. Combine the pecans, cayenne, maple syrup and salt in a saute pan and quickly cook over low heat until the nuts have lightly toasted.
  5. Remove from the heat and combine with the cooked wild rice.
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5 5

Absolutely loved this wild rice dish! Found it easy to prepare & wonderful in the taste department, as well! I now have this on schedule to make again in several weeks when we'll be having dinner guests! I really enjoy slipping unusual dishes like this into the mix! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

5 5

Perfection! DH grew up on wild rice, with a family from Iowa and Minnesota. In the south, it can be hard to find, and costs a pretty penny. When we do find it, it's great to have a recipe like this that's worth waiting for! I soaked my rice overnight and rinsed it well. Also, instead of 3 cups water, I used half homemade chicken stock, half water - next time I'll use all stock for added depth of flavor. My cooking time was a little longer, maybe by 15 minutes, but that's personal preference on the texture of the cooked rice. I only had cashews on hand, and it turned out great. I didn't mix them in, as they had quite a kick - I served them on top, and left them off of the kids' servings. DH and I loved the spice they added, and they weren't too sweet - they blended very well with the rice. This is an excellent recipe that we'll use often!